Ecuador’s Imbabura, Now a UNESCO World Geopark


Renowned for its traditional villages, remarkable scenery and volcanic summit, the beautiful Imbabura province in northern Ecuador is now a UNESCO-recognised World Geopark.

Spend time in the region’s capital, Ibarra, on Sunvil’s nine-night Ecuador Amazon to Andes Tour. Take in the area’s rich cultural heritage with a guided tour and a visit to the bustling Otavalo market, as well as a magical four-night cruise on the Amazon Basin and time in colonial Quito. This nine-night tour costs from £3,949 pp (two sharing), including flights (Heathrow), private transfers, some meals, excursions and internal flights.

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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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